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Scale House, Rylstone

Description: Scale House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324821

OS Grid Reference: SD9705656630
OS Grid Coordinates: 397056, 456630
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0057, -2.0464

Location: B6265, Rylstone, North Yorkshire BD23 6ER

Locality: Rylstone
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 6ER

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Listing Text

SD 95 NE
(east side)
6/67 Scale House
House. late C17 - early C18 probably for the Swire family, alterations and
additions dated 1866 for Henry Blake and early C20 for John Sanderson.
Coursed grey gritstone and ashlar, graduated stone slate roof. A 2-storey,
5-bay block with M roof; 3 added 3-storey turrets on the south and west
sides; a 2-storey, 3-bay service and stair range on the west side, with an
additional 2-storey C19 service wing extending northwards from the north
end. Rusticated quoins to turrets, quoins to west range. South front: the
original 5-bay house has cross-windows to ground and upper floor, the
central entrance now a window. Architraves with moulded cornices to ground
floor, the upper windows have more elaborate details with the key stones
projecting and carried up through the projecting band. Cornice and
blocking course. Flanking turrets with a narrow transomed window to each
floor, corniced band at second-floor level (continuing the eaves line of
the original house) and deeply-moulded eaves with balustraded parapet and
ball finials. Rear: projecting central ashlar gabled porch with fine
detailing; the doorway has an eared architrave; a moulded shallow
projection of the architrave is continued up as an apron below the first-
floor cross window which is in an eared architrave; a moulded shallow
projection above also has a continuation of the apron panel, pierced by a
blocked moulded oeil de boeuf window. Moulded kneelers with ball finial to
left and moulded coping to apex of gable. The body of the house is of
rubble to left of the porch; with 3-light mullion and transom window left
and 2 cross-windows above, all in moulded surrounds; to right of the porch
the wall is rendered and pierced by a large 12-light stair window.
Projecting C19 service wing to left, not of special interest. Left return:
the C19 principal entrance facade has an early C20 single-storey portico
with Tuscan columns in antis, double doors wth overlight flanked by narrow
2-light windows. An oval window in scrolled architrave to first floor
centre, flanked by narrow windows; moulded eaves cornice; parapet with vase
balusters flanking central detail of circular opening in scrolled surround
flanked and surmounted by obelisk finials. Slightly projecting flanking
turrets as south front. Right return (east side): the 3-bay range has a
central 4-panel door in plain stone surround, a large cross-window lighting
the stairs above; smaller cross-window to ground and first floors left and
first-floor right; a 3-light mullion and transom window to ground floor
right. A short ashlar stack at eaves, to left of entrance. Interior:
originally probably direct-entry plan, with a corridor behind the 2 rooms
facing south; the ground floor much altered in the C19 with lobby and large
staircase hall created inside the west entrance front. The original
kitchen fireplace survives in the north-east room and is segmental-arched
with a cyma-moulded chamfer; it was built with the doorway to right, into a
rear stair hall in the east range. This staircase is very fine, of 3
flights, the balusters of late C17 cup and vase form. 4-panel doors.
First floor not examined in detail. Roof structure: the M roof is composed
of 2 parallel sets of trusses, 4 to the south roof and 3 to the north.
They are possibly reused crucks, the feet set onto the tops of the walls,
the apex finished with either a high collar carrying a short king post
clasped by the tops of the principals; or the principals are halved
together; the ridge is square set and there are 2 tiers of purlins. The
large area in the roof was probably originally lit from the gable ends,
obscured by the added east and west ranges.

Listing NGR: SD9705656630

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Source: English Heritage

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